TECH NEWS: YouTube to screen pro sports; The Facebook comic

TAGs: Facebook, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, nba, NHL, Youtube

youtube-facebookFans of the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League might soon be able to watch their favorite site from the comfort of their home PC.

A deal is reportedly being put in place that will allow games to be streamed live on the video sharing website YouTube in a move that will generate millions in ad revenue for both the site and Google.

Gautam Anand, Google’s director of content partnerships for Asia Pacific, said, “It’s fair to say that there will be a lot more appealing sports content you’ll see on YouTube. We have ongoing conversations with pretty much everyone.”

By that reckoning, the deal could even extend to other sports leagues around the world. You can’t imagine for a second that the FA Premier League or FIFA would allow anything similar to happen for soccer though.

Will make a change that we’re more likely to see our sport star known for doing something on YouTube and not YouPorn though.

Talking of popular sharing sites and after a whirlwind 2010 that included a film on the first few years of his life, Facebook proprietor Mark Zuckerberg now also has a comic book paying homage.

48-pages long, it was released by Canadian company Bluewater Productions, written by Jerome Maida and illustrated by Sal Field.

Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire on the planet and created something that has already had a profound impact on the world,” said Maida.

“Rightly or wrongly, Mark dealt harshly with some people on his way to where he is today. As we see, he left many people feeling betrayed. I try my best to be fair here.”

All that remains now is a computer game based around Zuckerberg where you battle to takeover the world Dr Evil stylie.


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